• *Boots - leather with "Vibram" type lug sole; waterproofed and broken in (I pair)
• * Sleeping bag – down or synthetic; good to -5 Celsius (1) (lightweight)
• * Sleeping pad - Ensolite or Therma rest type (1)
• Backpack - internal frame; 35-55litres capacity (1)
• Rain jacket - waterproof/breathable type (1)
• Rain pants - coated nylon or waterproof/breathable type (1)
• Shorts - nylon or cotton blend hiking type (1 pair)
• Long underwear (lightweight) - top and bottom, either synthetic or wool - not cotton (1 pair)
• Long pants - light fleece, wool or synthetic (1 pair)
• Gloves - wool or synthetic
• Socks - wool or wool blend (3 - 4 pairs)
• Warm jacket or sweater - wool or fleece, not cotton (1)
• Toque - wool or fleece (1)
• Hat with sun visor or full brim, e.g. baseball cap, etc. (1)
• Sunglasses -100% UV block (1 pair)
• Headlamp - small size with fresh batteries (1), LED style recommended
• Eating utensils for field trips - cup, bowl, spoon etc., can be bought down there
• Personal kit - toothbrush, blister kit, toilet paper, etc.
• Water bottle - minimum 1 litre
• Sunscreen (min. 15 spf & waterproof)
• Matches or lighter
• travel & city clothing
• First aid kit
• Repair kit
• Bug repellent
We will provide technical gear needed for this trip. This includes:
• Ice axes
*Night time temperatures to -5 degrees, daytime highs to +25.
*Boots will be fitted with crampons. Stiffer boots will be more comfortable.
Articles difficult to find in Peru:
Specific Medications, drugs
Energy Bars, ie Power bar, granola bars
Canadian Dollars are hard to exchange in many places. US dollars are the norm. US travelers cheques work as well.
Cash withdrawls can be made at instant teller machines with Visa or Mastercard. Withdrawls can be made in Chilean Pesos or in US dollars.